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good breaking now, extreme weather slams a huge portion of the country. 15 tornadoes touch down in indiana and illinois. a garage goes airborne, as huge hail batters cars. today, a major weather alert from washington to omaha. duck boat disaster caught on tape. the massive barge slamming into a tiny tour boat. passengers crushed. the video finally revealing how the crew jumped overboard just seconds before the crash. the real-life "war of the roses." football superstar, dieion
sande sanders, breaking his silence, about his high-stakes divorce battle with his wife. what really happened in the hall of famer's megamansion. and only on "gma," a sneak peek at jennifer lopez's new single. wait until you see that this video will make music history. music history, huh? >> yeah. you'll find out why in a little bit. that looked like straight out of "mission impossible." a lot to get to this morning. president obama on his way back to the white house after his secret mission to afghanistan. and just hours after he left, a reminder how deadly that war has been. an attack in the afghan capital that killed seven and two more american soldiers died overnight. >> he'll be getting back later this morning. also this morning, the
parents of little madeleine mccann, speaking out. saying they believe there's a good chance she's still alive. why their hopes for finding her has been renewed. >> they believe that photo that shows what she looks like now is going to make a difference. and we begin with what's shaping up to be a day of wild weather, and the plains on alert for more wild tornados. >> we've been knocking the storms out every day this spring. and we'll show you the line of storms yesterday. three zones, the zones in north carolina and virginia, turned deadly. here's some pictures last night. a shot of a fully formed large funnel cloud over the ground there. this storm touched down to become a tornado in illinois. when they do touch down, they've been damaging. look at what happened in indiana yesterday, slamming two homes and tearing up a barn. we were lucky, with 15 tornadoes reported yesterday, there weren't more deaths than there were. one in the carolinas. and with the storms today, it
will light up a long line. from washington, d.c., to pittsburgh, detroit. chicago, you're in line, there. minneapolis, as well. this is the hot spot. we'll see the strongest storms and more tornadoes. that's from des moines all the way into omaha. we'll keep an eye on that. we'll have the rest of america's weather in a minute. george? >> thank you, sam. now, to president obama. he's flying back from a surprise trip to afghanistan. he became the first president to make a public address from the battlefield. it came one year after the killing of osama bin laden. jake tapper is at the white house. jake, the president wanted to drive home the message that america's longest war is winding down. >> reporter: that's right, george. while he did not quite say mission accomplished, president obama was eager to herald the end of the war in afghanistan, 2 1/2 years before all u.s. troops are scheduled to leave that country. and he did so, as you mentioned, on the one-year anniversary of the death of osama bin laden. an anniversary he was eager to talk about. live from a hangar at bagram
airfield, the president talked about the end of the war in afghanistan. >> this time of war began in afghanistan. and this is where it will end. >> reporter: taking credit for a strategy he said is succeeding. >> we broke the taliban's momentum. we built strong afghan security forces. the goal that i set, to defeat al qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild, is now within our reach. >> reporter: the president had two messages. to americans, that u.s. troops are coming home by the end of 2014. >> we traveled more than a decade under the dark cloud of war. and here, in the pre-dawn darkness of afghanistan, we can see a light of a new day on the horizon. >> reporter: to afghans, that the u.s. would remain their partner long after that. >> the agreement sends a clear message to the afghan people. as you stand up, you will not stand alone. >> reporter: and within a couple hours of president obama leaving afghanistan, the taliban struck again, killing at least seven
afghan civilians in a suicide attack, george. >> let's talk about the troop withdrawals a little bit. the president says the troops will come out at a steady pace between now and 2014. but exactly how quickly and how many remain will be a subject of negotiations with both the military and the afghans. >> reporter: steady pace is one of those terms that sounds concrete, but really is actually rather vague. i think you're going to see a big push and pull between the pentagon and the white house, on how quickly the 68,000 remaining u.s. troops, after the september withdrawal, how many of them will stay in country. you'll want to have the general keep them there as long as possible. while the president meets the needs of the public, which is tired of this war, will try to pull them out right now. >> more unpopular than the war in iraq. now, the other top stories with josh elliott. >> breaking news out of china. just as secretary of state hillary clinton was arriving there this morning, we received
word that a deal has been struck to end a diplomatic crisis. china has agreed to let blind activist chen guangcheng go free. chen fled to the u.s. embassy for protection. china has demanded the u.s. apologize for allowing him into the embassy. and dozens of people are under arrest after occupy protests turn violent across the country. police in riot gear, firing tear gas twice into a crowd in oakland, california, sending anti-wall street protesters running for cover. protests boiled over here in new york and in seattle. five men described as homegrown terrorists are being charged without bail today, charged with a plot to blow up a bridge in suburban cleveland. investigators said the men, fed up with america and the government, bought what they
thought were plastic explosives during an fbi sting. they also discussed attacking cleveland's federal reserve bank and a casino. new insight into george zimmer man, the man who shot trayvon martin. a facebook page emerged where zimmerman uses offensive language about mexicans and his girlfriend. his attorney says he has not been on that web page since 2005. and a judge in arkansas says a woman who found a million-dollar lottery ticket in the trash, has to return the money to the woman who threw the ticket away. >> whoa. >> i just report the news, people. sharon duncan, originally bought the ticket. she says she threw itaw away on because the scanner showed it was a loser. but sharon jones who found it in the trash, said she spent some of the winnings. she bought a truck. she gave some money to her kids.
she is appealing this ruling. i suppose, the first woman to prove she has the ticket and showed it to be a loser, i think she had a legitimate claim. >> wait to see what the store has to say. >> there has to be insurance for this. >> we need a follow-up on this. >> i'll get it tomorrow. >> thank you, josh. for the latest on the high-stakes trial of john edwards. more dramatic testimony from the wife of former aide, andrew young. and she directly contradicted the defense's claim that edwards new nothing about payments to the woman who was carrying his baby. >> reporter: on the stand for the second day, defense lawyers pressed cheri young about her husband's alcohol use, implying it could have affected his memory. is it true that you said mr. young was drinking a lot in 2006 and 2007? yes, sir, she replied. he drank a lot in 2006 and 2007. i don't believe after that. cheri young also confirmed her
husband has relied on ambien to help him sleep. and she told the fbi that it sometimes made him loopy and unable to remember things the next day. from the outset of trial, the defense team has sought to portray the youngs, as greedy, unreliable witnesses, with a vendetta against the former candidate. if you can get john edwards' that's what you want to do? sir, that's a completely false statement, young replied. i'm here to tell the truth. there's no hatred. until now, the case has been focused on the testimony of the youngs. but later today, the government will switch gears, shifting the focus to edwards' reckless behavior. as a candidate, engaged in a risky affair. part of it caught on tape. >> it's a great speech. >> can you read it? >> yes, i can read it. >> you can? >> yeah. >> reporter: the prosecution's next witness had a front-row seat to what some have called a train wreck in slow motion.
he was a travel agent for edwards. he was there on the night the affair began. allegedly, hunter was hired to make these videos. and even interviewed him about his role in edwards' campaign, as a presidential candidate prepared for a trip to china. >> i nover know what to put as my occupation. travel companion. >> reporter: now, josh brumberger was fired by john edwards because he confronted him on this affair. he was one of the closest aides to john edwards. he will be in the courtroom here later today, george. this is going to be a major, big, key part for the prosecution's case. >> it sure is. bob, thanks very much. now, to the shocking video just released of a tour boat ride turned fatal. for the first time, we're seeing
exactly what happened onboard a philadelphia duck boat, just seconds before a huge barge plowed right into it. abc's rob nelson is here with the story. that's hard to look at. >> good morning, guys. we remember that horrific duck boat crash on the delaware river nearly two years ago, that left two dead, when a barge slammed into that tour boat. and now, with a wrongful death suit approaching in a few days, new video has just been released that shows the final minutes before the deadly accident. newly-released video shows one of the duck boat's crew members jumping off the vessel, just seconds before the barge smashed into the smaller boat. it's also being reported that the duck boat crew member was texting on his cell phone just seconds before leaving. 37 passengers, including children, were tossed into the delaware river, on that hot july day. >> the barge sunk the duck boat completely. completely under. we were horrified. >> reporter: according to the plaintiffs' attorneys, the duck
boat crew wasted precious minutes. and did not order the life vests be put on until last minute. two hungarian students died, just 16 and 20. they weren't killed on impact. they drowned. and the plaintiffs' attorney blames the crew, for not asking for help from passing ships. >> the way this duck boat was designed, once you turned off the ignition, when you have a suspected fire, the radio and the air horn didn't work. >> reporter: last november, the tugboat operator pleaded guilty to the maritime equivalent of an involuntary manslaughter charge. hard to watch. >> it sure is. from far away, it looks like the passengers had no idea it was coming. >> they had 11 minutes at least
to maybe jump off and swim to safety. 150 feet from shore. >> thanks a lot for brings that to us, rob. turning to what could have been a disaster in the skies. two jets, one of them full of passengers, put on a collision course by a young air traffic controller. the incident is being investigated as a cover-up because it was not immediately reported to the faa. abc's jim avila has that story. >> climbing out of 4,300. >> reporter: so close. seconds from catastrophe. a near-miss between a japanese passenger jumbo jet and a u.p.s. cargo plane, on approach to land at the busy honolulu airport. all the faa admits, because a rookie air controller froze while handling the plane, bringing them within 300 feet of each other. causing both pilots to warn of impending collision. >> u.p.s., 36, heavy. fly heading 180. >> japan air 72, descend maintain 1,300. >> japan air 72 heavy.
>> reporter: the reference to tcas means the pilots' collision alarms went off. >> one aircraft computer said climb, and the other computer said descend, so they wouldn't go on this collision course. >> reporter: the faa manager on-scene didn't report the near-miss. telling abc news, in a statement, as soon as we learned of this incident, we took quick and decisive action. that included retraining for the young controller. and the resignation of his manager. the controllers' union says it takes the incident seriously and is working with the faa on safety. but in this case, it was the cockpit warnings that kept the two planes apart. >> the sensors onboard the aircraft worked well. and they overcame a human error. >> reporter: a rookie mistake that came so close to costing human lives. jim avila, abc news, new york. we turn to the parents of
madeleine mccann. madelyn was 3 years old when she disappeared. jeffrey kofman has the latest. >> reporter: could she be alive? for the first time in years, gerry and kate mccann says for the first time in five years, they have allowed themselves to believe little madeleine might be found. in an interview with tv this morning, the mccanns say they are cautionly optimistic. >> we're realistic. there's a chance she could be alive. there's no evidence to the contrary. >> reporter: it was five years ago this week, that the mccanns took their three children on holiday to portugal. tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of the dark day when they returned to their rented villa, to discover that madeleine, then 4, was missing. she hasn't been seen since. while portugal has abandoned the case, last week, scotland yard
announced it was opening up a unit to investigate almost 200 leads. they released this enhanced photo, to show what madeleine may look like today. >> it's a stage progression. it could be really key. it would be grateful if we could circulate that image far and wide. >> reporter: imagine not knowing. if madeleine were alive today, there would be another anniversary next week. she would be turning 9 years old. scotland yard says they are putting more than two dozen people on this case, as they reopen it. >> jeffrey, you say scotland yard is putting two dozen people on the case. they have 200 leads. but portugal is doing nothing? >> reporter: a lot of people in portugal believe that the mccanns murdered their child. if you remember the case, that did come up. but portugal said they don't have the evidence. they don't want to do it. and there's no public will to do so. so, no. >> jeffrey kofman, thanks very much. >> hard to believe it's been five years. now, to the latest on that
wayward dolphin, stranded in shallow water outside los angeles. rescuers are now speculating the mammal may be the victim of bullying. and is afraid to swim to freedom. abc's david wright has that story. >> reporter: for nearly a week, this wayward dolphin, nicknamed freddy, has kept to the shallow waters of a wetland reserve in orange county. peter and five fish and game officers got out their paddleboards and tried to shoo him in the open ocean. but something unusual happened. four other dolphins appeared to be waiting to gang up on freddy. who turned tail and ran back to the shallows. >> for some reason there's tension amongst the dolphins. was it bullying? we don't know. but it was some kind of discipline. >> reporter: dit i'd seem scared? >> it seemed very scared. i've been doing rescues for 27 years in southern california.
and i haven't seen anything like this. >> reporter: strange behavior, from creatures we think of as smart and good natured. would flipper bully another dolphin? >> he's as happy as we are. >> reporter: marine mammalologists say they do have a dark side. they're complex creatures. but bullying? not so much. >> i wouldn't believe it. >> reporter: the dolphin is swimming in circles, minding his own business. no danger of bullies here. in fact, the little guy has quite a few admirers. >> i think he's putting on a show for everybody. >> reporter: marine biologists say, when the coast is clear, freddy should have no problem finding his own way back to the ocean. for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, orange county. >> we do hope he finds his way home. sam, we expect to see that on "sea rescue." >> it's one of those things that the more you spend time with
these animals in the ocean, the more you realize they have very complex behavior. and the more interested you are. we'll nd out what happens with freddy. let's look at what's going on on the boards today. we have a high area of high pressure and the eastern flow. that sets up a real difference between what's going on outside of that flow. kind of a back door front, if you will. 61, damp and cloudy and misty, from boston to new york and philadelphia. right on the edge of that. in d.c., you'll get some storms. on that side, on the blue side, you're five to ten degrees below that and cloudy. on the west of that front, you tend to be 5 to 15 degrees above normal. nice and sunny. and look at the numbers. records from memphis to raleigh, we think 90 to 93 degrees. that's powerful heat.
we have areas of light rain the 95 corridor in stafford counties. been iniest rain has that is maryland and lightening up. some moderate rain in southern calvert county and that is moving out of here. 80's today, warm and muggy and scattered thunderstorms later today and be strong and severe. daily >> that weather was brought to you by cotton elle. robin? george? coming up, deion sanders
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we're talking politics in morning, the republican presidential campaign the d.c. area and stop inney will make a chantilly and death -- and raiser in pentagon new gingrich will be in arlington where he is expected formally suspend his campaign. be a vote today to allow bars to stay open an hour later at night. mayor vincent gray wants boris be able to serve alcohol weekdays andm. on 4:00 a.m. on weekends. newschannel 8 will have a live in-depth report in a couple of minutes. now let's check on the morning commute with lisa baden. it started off dicey and we will blame the rain. it left us with a wet pavement and if you fender benders. we are drying out now as far as pavement but heating up on volume.
let's show you maryland traffic at 355 at pooks hill road. in virginia, we have a normal on 395 at the pentagon. a little bit of on 95 in virginia all the down to stafford. that is moving east into southern maryland. some healthy rainfall this morning in southern maryland. the temperatures are now in the 60's n medvedev 80's this afternoon and were scattered thunderstorms later today could severe and warm and humid all week. >> we will be back
there they are. nfl superstar, deion sanders, and his wife, pilar. the "war of the roses" 25,000-square-foot mansion. they're both inside it right now. and this morning, deion sanders breaks his silence on what happened in their marge. >> you're going to hear that in a little bit. also, this mother, arrested for taking her 5-year-old daughter to a tanning salon. people are saying what could she have been thinking? she could lose her daughter after this. >> she could. yesterday, we showed you the startling joyride, all caught on
tape. a parking lot attendant takes a customer's corvette. there's hidden camera. all kinds of commotion in florida overnight. >> when the people came back to get their cars, you'll see what happens. let's get to football star, deion sanders, locked in a bittle divorce battle with his wife, pilar. they were living under the same roof, until both were charged with assault by police. the three children caught in the middle. we'll speak exclusively to deion sanders in texas. first, ryan owens has their story. >> reporter: this "war of the roses" has a line in the sand. literally. >> i'll show you the part of the house where she resides. >> reporter: on the tour of this 29,000-square-foot mansion on tuesday, dieion sanders points o the border that has mostly kept the peace. >> pictures there, taken. >> reporter: a lot of the ten-bedroom mansion is empty. a judge ordered pilar out after a fight left both charged with
misdemeanor assault. both say they're innocent and blame the other for what happened last monday. >> i have a lock on my door. >> reporter: behind the locked door of deion's bedroom. >> i have very little chance of beating a hall of fame, two-sport man that everyone seems to love and adore. >> reporter: since that press conference, the judge has issued a gag order in the case. pilar isn't answering any questions. but this piano teacher who was in the house, says it sounded like deion was the aggressor. >> i heard glass breaking. and deion was shouting at the top of his lungs. get out of my house. get out of my house. >> reporter: for his part, deion has done plenty of talking, including to tmz, with the couple's two sons. >> i got kids, man. and they know the truth. >> reporter: the hall of famer even posted this picture of the 10-year-old and 12-year-old boys on twitter. pilar was reportedly furious.
>> i'm a full-time mom. 100% for my children. and i haven't been given a fair shake. >> reporter: deion also showed us the two tuition-free charter schools he is financing. the sort of charity he is known for. the sort of publicity his wife fears she can't compete with. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> ryan, thank you very much. for more, now, we are joined exclusively by deion sanders, from his home in prosper, texas. deion, good of you to join us. i want to ask about the children. i know they're in the home. how are they coping through all this, deion? >> they are doing great. it seems outwardly, they would be the worst. but honestly, these are the best of times. i would be lying to say it has not affected them. they're affected somewhat. but they're troopers. i'm proud of them.
they're great kids. and they're making their way through it all. >> i have to ask you, did you, in any type of manner, assault your wife, pilar? >> not whatsoever. this has been going on for quite some time. unfortunately, the court sees two people that are separated going through divorce being in the same house. i don't understand how it works. it's a very volatile situation. but i've kept my peace. i've honored my children. i can honestly say my kids have never seen me scream, yell, hate on, call a name or provoke my soon-to-be ex-wife, any sort whatsoever. never touched her. i was really upset that she came in and decided to show out in front of the kids, as normal. but trust me. and i can put this on my momma. never trust her. never did anything derogatory to her in front of the kids. never will. >> we heard from your son's piano teacher, who was surprised
that pilar was arrested and felt that you were, indeed, the aggressor. how do you respond to that? >> the piano teacher never entered the home. that's what's funny. she also stated that only one of my kids was present. both of my kids was present. she also stated that police was nice to me. that's really funny, seeing that you never entered the home and you never saw me. i don't understand what drives some people. but my son, thank god, fortunately, that both of my sons witnessed the whole thing. unfortunately, that they did. but fortunately, i have witnesses. and they testified and wrote statements out for the police. and i can't wait for those statements to come out so everyone can see the truth. >> people would respond, deion, and say, why stay in the house? i know it's a big house. but you have the means to live elsewhere. why stay in that environment with the children, where something like this could possibly happen? >> well, she owns a home five
minutes from here that we purchased for her mother, which is a four-bedroom home. i stay in the house because i provide and i take care of the home. the home is my home. it's in my name and my name only. that's why i choose to stay in the house. it's a wonderful haven for the kids. they've been raised here. that's why i choose to stay in the home. >> you mention your children. you tweeted pictures of your sons filling out police reports. you're speaking now. your soon-to-be ex-wife has decided to honor the gag order and not to speak. why are you making this so public? >> i'm not really making this public. when you have an allegation that i've hit you, that i've touched you, that assaulted you, that's straightup ignorant. i'm opening schools, robin. i'm doing things for the community. i have endorsements. i can't be alleged guy that has
lost his mind. that's not who i am or what i am. and my son came and said, daddy, mom called an ambulance. she's getting to the ambulance. nothing's wrong with her. i said, oh, my god. that's the last thing i want to see, the first thing the public hears is that i've abused my wife. so, sporadically and quickly. we said, we have to tell our side of the story first and get it out there. and that's where that came from. i'm not happy. i'm not going to say i'm proud. but it's the truth. >> a final question, deion. the judge has ordered that pilar stay out of the home for 60 days. what happens after that? will she come back? are you going to continue to live under the same roof? >> no. we can't. that can't happen. i mean, it's already falling through. you are just hearing about one incident. there's been several incidents. when these police reports come out, you're going to see a pattern. a pattern of ignorance.
and it's crazy. everyone in this community, as well as the city, knows about what's been going on. you're just hearing about it, outwardly and abroad, because of the severity of it. i pray to god they don't allow her back in the home. it's not a safe environment for me or the kids. but i can say one thing. she was never touched. and i have two witnesses, that happen to be my children, that saw the whole incident. >> deion sanders, thanks for your willingness to come forward and speaking with us this morning. we're thinking of all involved and wishing everyone the best and that this is resolved soon. thank you, deion. >> thank you. >> we'll see what happens down the road. >> the kids caught right in the middle. let's go back to sam and the weather. >> we're going to start with pictures of a dust devil. this one in colorado. we'll tell you why it's unusual this time of year. you normally get a listening, running spiral of dust and dirt. just north of denver, shouldn't
be that dry this time of year. you're right. march and april, the least amount of snow ever recorded in that area's history. it's been very dry. and look at the 83-degree temperature there. atlanta, 88. we're setting up a situation where the country is very warm and unusually dry, as well. in comes a new level of moisture in the north it is warm and muggy with the 60's.es in rain is came on south of the antway and that will come to end and partly cloudy today with thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. warm and humid a >> all of that weather was brought to you by kay jewelers. don't forget our long line of storms today. we'll talk more about that in the next half hour. >> sam, thank you very much. have you been hearing josh? he's been doing the "ferris beuler." >> oh, yeah. >> coming up, the latest on the
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shown the video. jeff deal has our report this morning. >> reporter: even after we showed him this video, joe say jamie nieves, denied he had ever taken a customer's car for a joyride, when they were away for a cruise. >> reporter: that's a customer's car right there. >> that's nobody's car. we're not driving anybody's car. >> reporter: little he know, we had placed a gps tracking twice in this 2012 corvette and had a husband and wife drop it off to see what happened. just six hours after the car was in his possession, our gps sent us a text message the corvette was in motion. that's when we captured this video of nieves, and another employee joyriding in our car. the gps system shows nieves parked it at his home overnight. two days later, we watched him
drive it all over town. he went to ace hardward. this is nieves driving it with a friend. later, he loaded lumber from his home. and allowed his dog to run inside the customer's car. >> it's a crime. it's theft. >> reporter: paul byron, former federal prosecutor, says someone doesn't have to permanently deprive you of your property for it to be theft. >> that is a theft. >> reporter: the brevard county sheriff's office told us the same thing. we caught up with customers getting dropped off at the port and showed them our video. what do you think of somebody doing something like that. >> it would make me angry. >> reporter: it's the last thing tom and his wife wanted to think about while trying to relax on a cruise, especially since we found out nieves has a criminal history. he was convicted for cocaine trafficking in 1991 and served 364 days in jail. he's been arrested for battery.
but those charges were dropped. and we found out from brevard county, premier parking spot doesn't have a business license on file. so, not only shouldn't he have been driving a customer's car. the county says, he shouldn't have been open for business. >> not allowed to ride in anybody's vehicle. >> reporter: it is interesting. we spoke to the owner of a national company that was taking reservations for premier parking spot. he says he got a complaint a couple of months ago from a custer, complaining that somee had driven his car while he was on vacation. but jose jay nieves, said it was one bad employee. and that employee was fired. needless to say, the national company is no longer taking reservations for nieves. >> that was great stuff. thanks for bringing it to us. coming up, josh has "the thanks for bringing it to us. coming up, josh has "the play of the day." wou mind if i go ahead of you? instead we had someone go ahead of him and win fifty thousand dollars. congratulations you are our one millionth customer.
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capitals staked a lead in the against thees rangers, they hope. verizon centerat for game 3. the series is tied right now. newschannel 8 has an in-depth report coming up in a couple of minutes. what is happening on the road with lisa baden. it has been a tough morning the pentagon. traffic around memorial bridge n the virginia and affecting not only washington boulevard but the george washington parkway and 395. delays are out of springfield to lot.to the pentagon main line and hov lines are past dukesall road st. through shirlington and to the exit for washington boulevard. after that it improves. >> temperatures now are in the warm start is a today and it will be into the 80's this afternoon with of light rain right
♪ how about that for a wednesday crowd in times square. we're having a good time. and how about last night? it was a tense one on "dancing with the stars." jaleel and kym bounced from the ballroom. after what len called a cool dual. they're backstage with all of the dish. hi, guys. >> i like that. and jessica simpson is a mom. >> finally.
>> absolutely. and her baby makes her debut. we have all the answers to the burning baby questions, if you listen to the biebs. the name of the baby, maxwell drew. >> did i hear nine pounds? >> yes. almost ten. nine pounds, i think ten ounces. >> a miracle childbirth. >> good morning. >> ooh. >> happy it wasn't me. plus, are you ready? it is the world premiere music event. the sexy sneak peek you will only see right here on "good morning america." jennifer lopez, j. lo, jenny from the block. premiering her new video. >> oh, look out. >> yeah. >> it could make music history. >> hope she doesn't get hurt. >> let's just keep watching. we do have to get some news.
josh elliott. >> we're going to begin with breaking news this morning. a bloody attack, just hours after president obama's surprise visit to afghanistan. the taliban claims responsibility for opening fire on a compound, killing at least seven people. the taliban in their spring offensive will officially begin tomorrow. also today, two more soldiers were killed in eastern afghanistan. the other big story this morning, the u.s. diplomatic crisis with china, which apparently has been resolved. just as secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in beijing today, we learned that china agreed to free human rights activist, chen guangcheng. he sought refuge at the u.s. embassy. at home, concerning use about teen drug use, specifically marijuana. a new survey finds some 27% of high school students had mitted to smoking pot in the last month. that's up from just 19% a few years ago. now, to a shocking story.
a mother in new jersey accused of bringing her young daughter, just 5 years of age, into a tanning booth. linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: it's clear in her mug shots that patricia krentcil enjoys going to a tanning salon. what's wrong, is she takes her daughter with her. she says her daughter, anna, didn't tan. >> me, mommy. mommy tans. and she sits out, outside the booth. >> reporter: the 44-year-old new jersey mom was arrested and charged monday with second-degree child endangerment as a result of her daughter's sunburn. >> the pediatrician says she's got a little bit of a sunburn. but it was the only weekend it was warm. we were out doing the gardening. >> reporter: the 5-year-old's school nurse noticed she had a rash. and the little girl told her it
was from going tanning with mommy, the school called child services. >> i never once in my life, would let my daughter, especially at that age, go into a tanning booth. >> reporter: but officials say krentcil took the child into the booth without the salon's knowledge. the u.v. light can damage your dna, causing formations of dangerous skin cancer cells. as in most states, new jersey law does not allow anyone under the age of 14 to use a tanning facility. and older teens require parental consent. krentcil is out on $25,000 bail. she'll enter a plea of not guilty today. josh? >> we'll follow thahat. a frightening moment for actor tyler perry. look at this fire tearing through his movie studio in atlanta. fortunately, no one was hurt in the blaze. the cause, meanwhile, is under investigation. now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's
"world news." diane? >> good morning, josh. coming up tonight on "world news," there's an american entrepreneur who wanted to make his product right here in america. jobs, right here. and when the odds lined up against him, he would not stand down. so, we stood with him. it's "made in america" tonight on "world news." >> thank you, diane. we have an update on that big news that facebook owner mark zuckerberg shared with robin. to allow facebook users to declare themselves as organ donors. last night, 900,000 people registered. doctors call this a game-changer. you look at the numbers. you cannot argue that. >> that was the whole attempt. to take it available and think of the impact it could have and how quickly it is. >> amazing. >> one day. >> keep it going. keep that "pop news" going. >> i will, indeed. thank you. good morning to you all. some people like the beach. some like to go skiing.
then, there are those who like to vacation inside a volcano. it's all the rage in iceland, george. travelers will be able to hike the rocky inside of this volcano. it is about 100 miles from the volcano that erupted last year that i will not pronounce. i think you remember, george, trying to say it on the air. >> do we have the video? >> i can't remember it. >> go back. >> there you go. >> i can't -- you're close. i can't -- >> that was my best. >> can we say that dormant? >> for 4,000 years this volcano has been dormant. >> in a volcano, not a good idea. >> i see a spin-off from "sea rescue." called volcano rescue. >> being dormant, it takes just one. >> robin, no? no? >> oh. oh. >> we can't force it. do you feel it coming on?
>> okay, everybody. we move on to "m," word, mcfadden. as tonight's cynthia. on tonight's "revenge." adding to the drama. take a look. >> daniel, 48 hours ago, you were in jail, facing a murder one charge. now, you're a free man. how are you doing? >> a lot better than i was 48 hours ago. >> how are you doing? >> that's a great look. >> cynthia will try to get to the bottom of daniel's modus operandi. >> good for cynthia. >> how are you doing? >> the show is fantastic. and cynthia is fantastic, as well. and extra, extra, read all about it. or hear all about it. the tony award nominations were announced. and good news for "newsies." the show produced by disney has earned not one. not two. but eight nominations, including
the big one. it's a great show. cameron, not this year. maybe next year, my friend. this one's for you, cameron. the annual sheering of alpacas, usually straightforward. this year, though, we saw some bangs. an occasional shag. layers. i like that one. >> so many follow-ups. >> but no puns yet. these alpaca farmers in austria share their hair shearing skills, proving they are sheer genius. that's "pop news." was that a buzz kill? >> whoa. >> many more where that came from. stay with us, everybody. and you have the weather, now, too, from sam. >> it's a little cool. little damp in times square.
this is mondandy, right? >> yes. >> from where? >> texas. >> keller, right? >> that's -- >> i'm going to dallas later today. show us the lends. i was uncomfortable with the giants paparazzi lens in my face as i walked out here. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want to show you. we'll start with a picture out of wls. there's strong storms in the area and likely around chicago, there will be some later on today. you're part of the zone that goes from omaha, to minneapolis, through chicagoland, detroit, pittsburgh, to washington, d.c. look out for the hail involved in these storms. they've had a lot of it involved this spring. philly, new york city, washington, d.c., raleigh, all in line for a warm-up. not today and not tomorrow. but friday, that warm air is a few lingering light showers morning mainly out west the ideas 81 corridor.
that is pushing eastward and southern maryland has had most now getting a break. later today, there will be a few benderstorms which could severe and it is warm and muggy, up into the midst- 80's later today. it will >> your lens, about now. all right. lara -- did i get it? lara, you were paparazzied. >> say cheese. here's a look at what's ahead on our "good morning america" morning menu. jaleel, kym, booted from the ballroom. but they're here with us, to talk about that and so much more live. plus, jessica simpson. hollywood's newest mom. we have all the details on her little girl, named maxwell. and a sneak peek at j. lo's new video and why it's making
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"dancing with the stars" time. and last night, the end of the line for jaleel white and his partner, kym johnson. what a rollercoaster it's been for them since the start. they racked up high scores from the judges. but the competition is so tough this year. and the danceoff, so stressful. jaleel and kym are standing by to tell us about it. but first, a look back at the memories they made. ♪ it was a dance floor disappointment for jaleel white last night, during the rumba
duel. >> who do you want to save? >> roshon and chelsie. >> reporter: as the judges decided to save disney star, roshon fegan. voting off white, after he failed to impress with his viennese waltz. white's journey this season has taken him to both ends of the leaderboard. he kicked off the competition, tied for the top, with a lighter-than-air fox trot. >> i swore i was watching gregory hines. >> reporter: but he stalled in week two. slipping to seventh place for the night. >> it lacked attack and speed. >> take it off. >> reporter: and landed in the bottom two of this simmering samba failed to ignite in week five. but the former sitcom star -- >> did i do that? >> reporter: avoided elimination in this season's inaugural dance
duel. >> i'm going to say jaleel and kym. >> reporter: and he made his way during cha-cha night. >> that was the biggest sizzler of the season. >> i must have danced my butt off. >> reporter: jaleel won't capture the mirrorball trophy. but the classy performer said he was thankful he made it this far. >> i thought i would get three dances in this competition. i said, momma, i promise you, i ain't going out first. and jaleel and kym join us now. jaleel, you made your mom proud. >> yes, i did. >> you had to go through the dance duel twice. and len called it a cruel duel. that is a hard way to go. >> man. >> that was all for the dance duels, it was horrible to go through that. >> i have more dance duel experience than anybody that's
been on the show. >> what do you think of the innovation? do you think they should keep it? >> i guess it's exciting for people to watch. it's not fun to be a part of, though. >> it's tough for me to watch both people on the screen at the same time. i'd be curious to know what fans have to say ant thbout that. >> one on twitter saying, you got robbed last night. >> that's sweet. >> it is. jaleel, you seemed to have, every once in a while, the tough time with len. did you call him the man at the grocery store? >> we don't need to talk about len's cataract. he's a good dude. >> my goodness. >> i had a great time on the show. >> you did. and, kym, you did a good job of keeping jaleel motivated. love that koala bear. >> thank you. we had so much fun. jaleel did an amazing job all
season. >> what surprised you about him? >> i think what surprised me was we had such a rollercoaster. we started off on top of the leaderboard. then, we really dropped. jaleel never got discouraged. he came in. he wanted to do his best every week. he gave it his all. he was amazing. >> jaleel you had a big, big fan. your 2 1/2-year-old daughter said daddy dances with a princess at his work. >> i talked to kym. i'm going to have to pay you to make appearances. >> she's going to wonder what happened to the princess? >> kym, how does it feel to be a princess? >> i love it. i'm going back to my castle or something. >> it was a full-blown privilege. >> did she learn any dances? >> i taught her some dance moves. and she picked it up so quaick. >> specifically, the quick step. >> she picked it up quicker than you.
>> that's the idea. >> she has a future. i loved when you dedicated your rumba to your old character. what was that about? >> you know, everybody kept calling for me to do some kind of tribute. and you know, it just seemed organic, once i played the song for kym. she loved the song. and from there, it was born. so, it's one of those kinds of things i knew i wanted to get a tribute in there somewhere. >> let me put you on the spot. who's going to make it all the way? >> uh-oh. >> it's going to be the toughest final. everyone's so good. i feel like katherine jenkins, though. she's amazing. >> i'm partial to katherine jenkins. i think she's been the most consistent in the whole thing. but it's a three-horse race. >> it's a tough one. >> the competition is so tough this year. >> tough, right. >> it's the hardest season. the competition is really amazing. and it's going to be such a battle in the finals.
>> we can't wait to see it. we also can't wait to see, jaleel, your new game show. you confronted your fears here. that's what you're going to have people do in "total blackout." >> yeah, "total blackout" is great. it's tonight on sci-fi. and people confronting their fears in pitch-black darkness. it's hysterical. i'm getting laughs, just like them. >> we loved watching you on "dancing with the stars." we'll love watching you. thanks for coming on this morning. more "dancing with the stars" monday at 8:00, 7:00 central on here on abc. it's a girl for jessica simpson. she's a mom after one of the most-watched and what seemed like the longest celebrity pregnancy ever. paula faris has more on simpson and her fiance, and their newborn daughter. >> reporter: after what felt like one of hollywood's longest pregnancies, jess is a simpson is finally the mother of a bouncing baby girl.
breaking the news on her website late tuesday, simpson said maxwell drew johnson, debuted at 9 pounds, 13 ounces. this has been the greatest experience of our lives. little maxwell marks the end of what had become a running joke in tinseltown. katy perry wondering last week, has jessica simpson had that baby yet? i'm getting anxious. and comedian, chelsea handler tweeting, simpson seemed to be in on the joke herself. >> might have a couple bowling balls in that stomach. are you not having twins? >> a lot of people saying that to me. i have a lot of am nottic fluid. when my water breaks, it will be like a fire hydrant. >> she was talking like she felt like she had a bowling ball in her stomach. and she could no longer wear heels because her feet for so swollen. >> reporter: in fact, simpson, known to be a fashionista,
pued it as long as she could. starting in sky-high heels in february. and it looks like baby maxwell will with following in her mom's footsteps. could this "m" have been a hint about baby maxwell's name? >> maxwell is eric's middle name. and drew is jessica mom, tina's maiden name. >> are you anxious about the birthing process? >> i'm ready to push. >> will you be drugged? will you get the drugs? >> yes, sir. >> you should get the drugs. >> reporter: at 9 pounds, 13 ounces, little maxwell isn't so little after all. 10% of babies are born so big. for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> let's round it up to ten.
>> double credit. >> her younger sister, ashlee, has a son. they're closer that they're both moms. and the children are relatively the same age. >> i guess the "m," was the big clue. big congratulations to her. and for the baby. also, jennifer lopez making news. we have a sneak peek at jennifer lopez's new music video, "follow the leader," which is the leader. the first-ever music video to premiere on twitter. it happens tomorrow. first, new album "leaders," out in june. and a look at j. lo, along with wisin and londell, with "follow the leader." ♪ we have to go.
when i say go ♪ ♪ we're getting louder when i say go ♪ ♪ we go ♪ follow the leader i want to see ya ♪ ♪ follow the leader follow the leader ♪ ♪ i want to see you follow the leader ♪ ♪ i want to see ya [ singing in foreign language ] ♪ >> so? >> wow. >> yeah. i saw a little -- you were doing the carrie underwood. >> i think that was shot in mexico city, on location. >> really? >> she went big. >> she's in great shape. tomorrow, you guys can see the complete jennifer lopez, "follow the leader" music video, on twitter.
the only way to get it is to follow "gma" on twitter. what do you know about that? we'll be sending out the first clue, leading you to the new j. lo video. that happens tomorrow morning. and right now, coming up, mark ruffalo is here. >> there he is. >> get ready. also, mark, stay with us. dog versus dog. today's showdown, just ahead. that's not jesse. that's not jesse. and anita baker. >> anita baker. >> wait, there's more.
>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. @ 8:27.morning it looks like d.c. city workers get repaid for furlough were forced to take last year. d.c. council has rejected a surplus funds to repay thousands of city workers. they took four unpaid holidays to ease a budget shortfall. mitt romney will campaign in virginia today. will be in chantilly this will attend a in pentagontonight city. newt gingrich is in arlington to formally announce
suspending his campaign. newschannel 8 will have an in- report on both candidates coming up in a few minutes. here is lisa baden with a check of traffic. >> is not too bad on 270 with a normal back up across the american legion bridge. 32 at a lot of activity 18-milehere is an virginia from the william parkway to the pentagon. this is the pace of traffic at duke street. that is a long way. >> and we have areas of ran out there right now. it is west of washington and is very light. it is pushing east. southern maryland had most of rain earlier this morning. washington, 64 in
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♪ sweet love you know that voice. you should see her right now. bee-bopping. she is the one, the only anita baker. her unmistakable voice. she is about to release a new album. and she's going to be performing live right here, in our little, old, times square studio. great to have you here, miss baker. >> love the energy. >> sure is. mark ruffalo, he's going to tell us what it's like being green. playing the incredible hulk, in
the blockbuster "the avengers." that's burning up screens around the world right now. looking forward to hearing from him. first, we have to go back outside. we have a little more on our dog versus dog showdown. hey, josh. >> hey, george. mark ruffalo. you can count on me, by the way. phenomenal stuff. now, to our dog v. dog showdown. sam, what do you say? >> you have been sending us great videos. throughout yesterday, you met sisu, who lets herself outside, when she feels like a walk. >> but in a big way. she pulls the door open. >> yeah. and then, a dynamic duo. gator and joepaws. and your winner was, in the brackets. let's take a look. it was gator and joepaws. moving through, they will face jasmine. today's contenders. we have jesse, the jack russell. take a look at jesse.
he works out. >> great. >> not only does he get his work , he's also great on the scooter, from what i hear. the -- and he does his own laundry. it gets better and better. >> my whites have never been whiter. >> so many things we can go. there he is on the scooter. >> a multiple talented dog. >> or do you like zoey? zoey, rescue dog. she's headed -- this is phenomenal. this is great. and that ball's never going to touch the ground. >> yeah. >> oh. >> jason just stands outs there for hours. it's the greatest ball return i've ever seen. now, america, it's up to you. >> this is tough. >> you like jesse? or do you like zoey? who impressed the most. we're headed towards a massive confrontation on friday. go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! two worthy contenders.
don't just put this down. flood them with votes. this is a tough one. someone's going to win here. >> this one today will be awfully rough. >> rough. ding. >> rough. you see what i did there? and by the way -- as the sprinkle begins to drop. great segue into weather, josh. let's get to the boards. one or two things -- >> can you just? a little -- >> doesn't hurt. in nashville, tennessee, the heat is on. we'll show you what's going on around the country today. thank you for your twitter and facebook pictures. 84 in oklahoma city. 85 in dallas. houston, about 87. omaha, you're in the zone temperatures right now are in the 60's and we will make our mid 80's this be warmn and it will muggy and we have areas of rain and that will come to an few thunderstorms are this afternoon and
evening. >> dreamworks pictures announced they are teaming up with sprinkles cupcakes, to promote the film "people like us." every time you say "people like us," and you come by this cart, they will give you a cupcake. you say, "people like us," and they give you a cupcake. the audience -- you better get in there and say "people like us," and get a cupcake. all right. back to you, george. >> thank you, sam. i'm going to say "people like us" for me and eden sher. you may know her as sue heck. you're a good sport for coming here today when it's raining. >> it's a sprinkle. >> you get to play with whoop can i goldberg. emmy winner. oscar winner. i want to show a little bit.
>> would you look at that? i think i can squeeze you in. come in. come in. sit. sit. >> jane marsh, guidance counselor. >> sue heck, block frosh. >> sue, what kind of counseling can i guide you with? peer pressure? low self-esteem? eating too much? not eating enough? sneak eating? >> no. none of that. it's just, high school is a lot harder than i thought it would be. >> looks like you found your soul mate there. >> absolutely. oh, my god. if whoopi goldberg were my soul mate, i would die. >> it had to be great to work with her. >> it has to be the fifth-happiest experience of my life. >> fifth? >> i've lived 20 years.
so, over five is high up there. >> 20 years. you're playing a 14-year-old. >> yeah. >> how do you tap into the inner teen? >> oh, i think everyone is probably about 14 at heart. maybe not everyone. just me. >> you are. >> i'm more like 11 at heart. and sue is like the 11-year-old range, like maturity-wise. so, it's easy. >> i have to say, and i didn't expect -- you have beautiful teeth. how do you do the braces? >> it's not that difficult. it's a prosthetic insert. put it in every day. i also wore braces in my real life for five years. so, it wasn't that big of an adjustment going back. >> we love the show so much. we watch with our girls at home. and sue is just so lovable because she's kind of so oblivious from what everyone else sees. >> she's oblivious to all the bad things. she's very acutely, the wonderful things in this world.
>> certainly. what are you going to do next? >> i'm actually doing a movie in philadelphia with my co-star, charlie mcdermott. >> that is fantastic. congratulations. love seeing you. "the middle" is on tonight. we'll have it here on abc at 8:00. coming up here, mark ruffalo. he hulks up in "the avengers." [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. we know you look around for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. this week a crazy low price on tide, $10.99 for 100 ounces. 12 rolls of bounty are $11.99. that's a dollar a roll! pack your lunches -- marie callender's are just 2 bucks. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life.
[ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "good morning america." we're here with mark ruffalo, who will save the world this summer. first, though, he's here to chat with us. i'm wearing green in your honor. >> thank you. >> you're playing the hulk. i can't plan it. just works out that way. "the avengers" huge movie. great reviews. one of this summer's biggest blockbusters. we want you to tell us about your experience. you were the new kid on the block. everybody else in the cast had played their superhero before, right? >> that's right. josh and i knew that he and i were the new kids on the block. we had a lot to prove. and thankfully, we actually did something decent with it, i think. >> we were just discussing, this is a great you'movie. >> it really works. >> what did you say to me before
we came back? >> there's 100 reasons why this movie shouldn't have worked. >> but it did. >> that's one of the things, josh whedon's guidance through it. and the story. >> i want to give you more accolades. "e.w." "entertainment weekly" said, the smartest thing they did was getting you to play the hulk. >> that's nice. >> a very sensitive hulk. but you get very, very angry. i want to show a clip right now. you have a little anger problem. >> radiation, like you do. if there was -- >> after the monster. >> nobody's told me. >> but he tells you everything. >> talk to fury. he needs you on this. >> he needs me in a cage. >> he's going to put -- >> stop lying to me. i'm sorry. that was mean. i just wanted to see what you'd do. why don't we do this the easy way, where you don't use that.
and the other guy doesn't make a mess. >> no green makeup for you. yeah. no green makeup, though. that was -- >> no. we did motion capture with it. that was -- that's a new technology, where the actor can finally kind of impress a performance upon these incredible kind of cgi characters. >> and yet, he's there. he's real. >> yeah. >> and he's kind of funny. >> yeah. he's got -- you know, i think with this new technology, you're able to add nuances. >> how do you do it? how does it work? >> you put a really unflattering man cancelling leotard on. >> and we get it. >> and then, you add up all of the movie by yourself, in a green screen box.
it's not the most comfortable thing, at first. but once you get the hang of it, it actually can be pretty exciting. >> what was it like working with scarlet and robert downey jr.? >> it was a lot of fun. offset, on set. we just got back from a european trip where i don't think anyone slept. just going, you know -- it was literally as close to being a rock star as any of us will ever get. it's been a great time. >> is that a special magic when you all come together, all of you big actors in your own right. and it just works? i know you hung out socially. we heard from the two chrises, that we talked to the other day. >> it's rare. it's rare to have, you know, so many great people, with such a great movie. you know, it's rare that all of that comes together. >> biggest -- on the set?
back after a way too long hiatus. she's going on tour. she's releasing a new record this fall. please welcome, anita baker. [ cheers and applause ] it's been much too long. what's -- what have you been up to? >> well, you know, it has been so long. that's a song i wrote, as well. you know? most the people know that. but you know, i'm an empty nester now. i have one. my youngest is coming at yuma. my oldest is at boston, at berkeley college of music. i'm trying to busy myself. >> you have been missed. but it's not like you've gone anywhere. we put in one of your cds. and it takes us back. someone tweeted me. anita baker's music captures your soul and embraces it with sweetness. you're going to be at radio city.
>> yes. sunday, the whole band. we're going to be at radio city. we're kicking off the new record. we're going to do, actually, the first single at radio city, with a surprise guest. you guys, come on out. >> you are excited. >> i am. >> you're like a kid again. >> you know, music -- i call it miracles of music. it's good for what ails me. you know? and coffee, too. >> you can tell she's had a few drops. when you were doing your sound check earlier, do you feel us swaying with you and moving with you and appreciating you? >> the energy in this space, you guys have too much fun. it's got to stop. the energy in this place, it's amazing. >> you just wait. we're just getting started. we're just getting started. don't get them started over there. we love having all of you here. and you are in for a real treat. again, her new record comes out in the fall. time to hear a new song from anita baker.
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>> what a remarkable day to begin. >> look what these people had to live through as this twister made its way through the city. look at my field producer. >> yep. that's me. >> that's elizabeth vargas. this is elizabeth's cue -- ♪ >> oh. >> i have a bo-fer "play of the day" for you. >> it's a bo-fer. bo-fer. go nowhere. go nowhere. >> oh, get in there. >> hello, new jersey. ♪ like >> good morning, america. let's get this live on tv. ♪
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is 8:56.me we have an update -- there has n arrest in connection fireyesterday's apartment chase, maryland that injured two firefighters. that fire also displaced more than 100 residents. officials tell us that a 24-year-old of chevy chase in and confessed starting the fire. he is now charged with first- degree arson. in d.c., a committee is expected today and mayor vincent 4 anbar is to stay open later. for bars to stay open later. here is a look at traffic with lisa baden. congestion and it
woodbridge and go to shirlington. there is a collision along the way on the shoulder and there accident near washington boulevard that is gone. s the pace of traffic but least the pavement is dry. we will go to a camera from maryland with delays from 95 to road toavenue and river the toll road. dry pavement for now but we rain to theght northwest which is falling apart. it is moving into leesburg. tos morning's rain will come an end of the next couple of be partlywe will cloudy into the afternoon and we our way to the mid 80's this afternoon. thanks for watching and we will be back at noon. "live! with kelly" is next.